Help me find a lightweight packable tote

Sparkletastic

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Help, help, help!!! :smile: I'm looking for a soft, lightweight, "packable" tote.

My criteria:
• Black, grey or muted silver
• Strongly prefer leather but could possibly deal with nylon
• Must pack flat to take up very little room in my carryon suitcase.
• Must be secure. No open top. Either a zip top or at minimum a middle zip section.
• I don't like Longchamps, boho / western style, or bags with a lot of doohickeys (exterior pockets, dangling strings, decorative buckles, etc.).
• New or preloved ok

I only own one tote, the Chanel pictured below. I love its size and would like something similar: width: 16" tapering to 12.5"bottom, depth 5.5", height 10", strap drop 9.5".
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Stylewise, I like anything feminine and classic. Minimalism may work well for this tote - something like the YSL tote IMG_3105.jpg

Price is very flexible. It could be $20 up to $2500. If it's a bargain baby, I'll just use it for random adventures. If it's more expensive, it will have to be beautiful enough to be added to my collection for daily wear.

Please help! Thanks in advance for your suggestions! :flowers:
 

Sparkletastic

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How about RM? This nylon tote is simple and elegant plus it doesn't have much of a price on it. :smile:
This is a great suggestion. It's a bit larger than I want. I need this to be more tote as handbag v tote as travel bag so I can wear it while sightseeing, etc. But I'll keep it in mind if I don't find something smaller. Thanks!
This is a great tote but it's open top (and I need zipped top or at minimum a large zip section) and it won't pack flat which I need for this trip.
 

couturegal576

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I'm not sure how classic, but the Goyard St. Louis GM weighs very little and folds flat. I've packed mine for travel or used it for a carry on.

Happy Shopping!
 
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What about Prada nylon totes? There are many variants available.
Great suggestion. Several of these styles seem to fit the bill. I've been looking at these resale as can't take them seriously full price. LOL! But there are so many fakes that I'm hesitating. I'd have to find one through a trusted reseller v something like eBay.
Burberry Buckleigh
I've been looking at Burberry a lot lately. Thanks for the suggestion. However, this is N/S and I need E/W.
Check out Lipault. May look similar to LC, but totally different.
I agree. These are reminiscent of LC but eliminate some of the design elements I don't like. Thanks! Great suggestion.